EastEnders set to get mosque
- Bang Showbiz
- 23 February 2016
The BBC are reportedly planning to build a mosque on the 'EastEnders' set in a £15 million upgrade
The BBC are building a mosque on the 'EastEnders' set.
Organisers of the popular soap are reportedly planning to add the building to their set in a £15 million upgrade.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "[The new set] will be as authentic as East London today, including a mosque."
Whilst a spokesperson for the BBC added: "The new set will better reflect the East End on screen as well as increase the potential for storylines."
And 'EastEnders' is getting another major shake up as Dominic Treadwell-Collins recently confirmed he will be quitting his role as executive producer.
Speaking to announce his departure, he said: "My love for 'EastEnders' is no secret and so the decision to leave Walford has not been one I have taken lightly.
"When I commit to something, I always give it my all - and after two and a half years of giving my blood to Walford, it is time for me to move on to other things - and keep 'EastEnders' creatively refreshed, something that it has to do to stay at the top of its game.
"I made the decision to leave back in the summer but decided to stay longer for two reasons. Firstly, to oversee Peggy's last episodes, which will air in May. When Dame Barbara comes to you to produce her final episodes, you cannot say no. Secondly, I needed to find the right person to take over from me."